India again sets world record for number of new COVID-19 cases

In India, 379,257 cases of coronavirus infection were detected per day, according to government data. 3,645 people died. This is a record high since the beginning of the pandemic. The total number of infected people in the country reached 18,376,524.

In recent days, India has almost daily-demonstrated record results in the number of cases of COVID-19, the previous time record values in the number of cases were recorded in the country on the eve of April 28. At that time, 360,960 cases of COVID-19 were detected per day.

India ranks second after the United States in the number of infected people.

On April 22, India, for the first time, set a world record of morbidity per day — 314.8 thousand new cases, then it surpassed it several times — 23 (+332.7 thousand).), 24 (+346,7), 25 (+349,6 thousand), and April 26 (+352.9 thousand). A slight decrease in the number of new cases was only on April 27 (+323 thousand). Prime Minister Narendra Modi described this epidemic situation as a “coronavirus storm.” According to Reuters, the outbreak could be caused by a new, Indian version of the virus.

Russia has started to assist India in the fight against the coronavirus. A second plane with medical equipment and medicines arrived in the country. The United States also promised to help India. The United States will soon send more than $ 100 million in aid, the White House said. Earlier, the administration of the American president said that they intend to supply India with medicines, rapid tests for detecting coronavirus, artificial lung ventilation devices, and raw materials for the production of vaccines.

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